Our Staff

Jennifer Webster – Executive Director

Jennifer Webster grew up splitting time between family in southern New England and southern CA and finally settled in Greenfield, MA in 2006. She began her time with BBBSFC in 2012 as the NMH site-based program coordinator, and after 5 years with the agency she became the Executive Director in December 2017. Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR and is a certified social worker. When not at work she can often be found outdoors with her two active boys or playing with her two adopted dogs Wyatt & Riley.

EMAIL: jwebster@bbbs-fc.org

CELL PHONE: 413.575.2024

Ericka Almeida – Development Director

Ericka has been dedicated to development in Franklin County for the past 20 years. She’s been with BBBFC for the past 7 and firmly believes in the mission of the agency. Ericka has a bachelor’s degree from The University of Massachusetts in journalism and when not raising money, she can be found raising children in Turners Falls with her husband Mark and their three dogs and pig Fern. She enjoys bringing joy to others and helping her community.

EMAIL: ealmeida@bbbs-fc.org

CELL PHONE: 413.221.6264

Becky Hanna – Program Supervisor

Becky Hanna graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology, Becky has been working with youth and families in the community for the past 7 years. She is excited to join the BBBS team in Franklin County and support matches and case managers as Program Supervisor. Becky spends a lot of time being active outside. Running, biking and exploring are a few of the activities she enjoys. She loves to get out of her comfort zone and travel to new places. After wrapping up her day in the office, she heads home to her 3 personality filled cats and new little bunny rabbit.

EMAIL: bhanna@bbbs-fc.org

CELL PHONE: 413.834.1968

Jill Ryan – Program Specialist

New to BBBS, Jill Ryan is excited to be running the Deerfield Academy Program starting this fall. Upon graduating from Connecticut College in 2017, she spent a year abroad teaching English in an elementary school in Spain and hopes to live there again someday.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, and pretending her roommates’ cat is actually hers.

EMAIL: jryan@bbbs-fc.org

CELL PHONE: 413.475.2369

Eve Towne – AmeriCorps Community Resource Connector

Eve recently has graduated High School from Franklin County Technical School in 2020. She is very excited to be working on new project to be connecting all youth resources in one place on her first term as an AmeriCorps Member working with Big Brothers Big Sister of Franklin County. In her free time Eve enjoys painting, reading, spending time outdoors, and playing with her guinea pig, Rhino.

EMAIL: etowne@bbbs-fc.org

CELL PHONE: 413.834.8126

Jessica Hubbard – Administrative Assistant

With over two decades of experience in the social service sector, most recently working for BBBS agencies in Rhode Island and Iowa, Jessica is looking forward to continuing her work with volunteers, youth, and families. 
Jessica attended the University of Iowa where she received her Bachelors in Applied Studies along with a certification in nonprofit management in 2014. Having lived in Iowa, Connecticut, and Wyoming, Jessica returned to the Midwest in 2019 to be closer to family. In her spare time she enjoys all things outdoors; camping, hiking, canoeing, traveling, and time spent with her 13 year old rescue black lab/chow mix, Ted. 

EMAIL: jhubbard@bbbs-fc.org

Gaelen Chinnock – Program Specialist

Gaelen is a certified Highlands consultant, a Master’s Marriage and Family Therapy student, and photographer, writer, and jack-of-all-trades INFJ with 10+ years of experience in the field of social work. She is on a never-ending journey to become her best self, and that journey has brought her to western MA and to BBBS! She’s here to help, to guide, to teach, and to spread the love and validation that we all need. When not working, she enjoys watching art documentaries and playing with her cat, Mr. Business.

EMAIL: gchinnock@bbbs-fc.org

Jessica Leobel

Since graduating from UMass Amherst with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Jess has been committed to working with youth and families for the last three years. Jess feels greatly aligned with our mission here at BBBS. Jess enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring all if the beautiful hiking spots here in Western Mass. Jess is grateful to be in a role where she can provide support and be a part of impactful moments that lead to positive outcomes.

EMAIL: jloebel@bbbs-fc.org